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Expert’s Corner: Fecal transplants for C-diff infections

C-diff fecal transplant inforgraphic
Results of a recent study looking at pill-based fecal transplants for C-diff infections. (Click to expand.)

The fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) movement is catching the attention of scientists, researchers and the media nationwide. Currently, fecal transplantation delivers pre-screened, healthy human donor stool to a patient via colonoscopy or by nasogastric tube. It’s prescribed as an effective alternative to long-term antibiotic use in treating debilitating infectious diseases such as Clostridium difficile, also known as C-diff.

But research published in Journal of the American Medical Association says there is a third, less invasive, less expensive option to treat C-diff: poop in a pill. …Read More

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